Following hot in the footsteps of the Trinity digital drum synth array, Eurorack modular synthesis and electronic musical instrument manufacturer Modbap Modular has introduced HUE as its latest Eurorack entry.

Billed as an audio color processor, HUE packs a chain of 5 effects into a 6HP-width module. Each effect imparts a particular coloration, tone, distortion, and/or texture to the source audio.

“HUE was originally designed as the effects section for Trinity; the thought was to create an effects section that would simulate the classic, lush boom- bap and lo-fi vibes that we’ve come to love.” So says Modbap Modular founder/owner/designer Corry Banks, before continuing: “I want to bring those nostalgic textures that make things bang a bit harder and feel a bit grittier and more soulful into a single Eurorack module. HUE pairs very well with drum sources, such as Trinity, or melodic sources, such as Osiris, to further cultivate ‘that sound’. Saying that, HUE, in moderation, makes things sound more beautiful, but it can become brolic when pushed to its limits.”

HUE features

  • Compact 5-effect module: Drive, Filter, Tape, LoFi, Compressor.
  • Filter is DJ-style low pass/high pass.
  • Drive, Tape and LoFi feature alternate functions accessed with Shift button.
  • One knob compressor for lofi squash sauce.
  • CV control for modulating Filter, Tape, and LoFi.
  • Mono in and mono out.

Expected to ship in late-October 2022, HUE is available to preorder at an MSRP of $299 USD at the Modbap Modular store and from distributor Perfect Circuit.